Sunday, August 2, 2009

She was pretty...

Leanne Shapton
has followed up her 2006 debut novel 'Was she pretty?' with the equally engaging 'Important artifacts...' Shapton is renowned for the unprecedented nature of her work - in form and content it is quite unique. It chronicles the story of a relationship presented in the form of auction lots - each lot detailing a particular aspect of that relationship - from beginning to failed end. That the narrative so compellingly convinces - unusual in a work that takes as many stylistic chances as this one does - bears testimony to this most original of writers.

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